Hyperparathyroidism Secondary Evaluation
The evaluation of secondary hyperparathyroidism begins with a history and physical examination.
The physical exam in someone with secondary hyperparathyroidism may be normal.
A normal exam is most common, however; physical findings in someone with secondary hyperparathyroidism may include:
- High blood pressure
- Slow pulse
Tests are necessary to make the diagnosis of secondary hyperparathyroidism.
Tests that may be used to evaluate secondary hyperparathyroidism include:
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